After reviewing its policy regarding Scott Frost autograph availability for the upcoming Nebraska Football Fan Day, athletic department officials said there will no longer be a fee in order to get something signed by the Huskers' head coach.
As reported by Lincoln ABC affiliate KLKN, the athletic department originally said only members of a kids' club known as the Nebraska JV Team would be able to obtain a Frost autograph. Membership to the club, which includes numerous other benefits aside from access to Frost, had been $35 and was available to kids in the eighth grade or younger. Kids will still have to sign up for the JV Team, but the $35 has been waived. Approximately 250 JV team members will be randomly selected in advance for a spot in Coach Frost’s autograph line. Department officials said lines for Frost's autograph were so long last year that "more than half" the people in line never made it to the coach.
"After further consideration, the Fan Day organizers recognize this was a mistake," Athletic Department officials said in a news release. "Limiting access to JV Team members could prevent some children from having the opportunity to be a part of Coach Frost’s line."
"It is important to Coach Frost that all children have an equal opportunity to receive his autograph on Fan Day," the release continued. "To that end, the Athletic Department has determined that JV Team membership will now be free."